Town of Middleborough, MA
Plymouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Middleborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 275.
[Adopted 10-2-2017 STM by Art. 30, AG 1-18-2018, eff. 2-15-2018]
No person, corporation, partnership, trust or other entity shall erect or maintain an outside or inside rifle or pistol range in, on or about any premises in the Town without first obtaining a permit for such use from the Board of Selectmen.
Applicants for a permit required under § 153-1 hereof shall submit an application to the Town Clerk in a form approved by the Board of Selectmen, together with a filing fee of $25. The Board of Selectmen shall hold a public hearing in regard to each application, and the Board shall publish a notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the Town, publication to be at least seven days prior to the hearing date.
The Board of Selectmen shall adopt rules and regulations concerning the operation and maintenance of rifle or pistol ranges, including standards for the issuance of permits under this bylaw. Such rules and regulations may be amended by the Board, and the Board shall hold a public hearing before adopting rules and regulations or amendments thereto, first giving notice of the hearing in the manner prescribed in § 153-2. The Board may impose conditions upon any permit issued hereunder, and may, after hearing, revoke any such permit for violation of this bylaw, any conditions imposed, or rules and regulations adopted hereunder. The Board shall give seven days' written notice to the permit holder prior to any revocation hearing.
The issuance of a permit hereunder shall not be construed to effect an exemption from the requirements of any applicable federal, state or Town law, rule, regulation or other provision of the law.
Any person, corporation, partnership, trust or other entity erecting or maintaining a rifle or pistol range in violation of § 153-1 of this bylaw shall be subject to a fine of $50 for each violation. Each day or part thereof that a violation of this bylaw exists shall be a separate violation.